The Rockies, Vancouver
This is a definitely MUST for anyone who comes this way, ie. THE CANADIAN ROCKIES. One of the most scenic sights in the whole wide world!!! I love MORRAINE LAKE (as pictured)! It's one of the most beautiful & has the most amazing Emerald colored!!! Incredible!
Take a car or a Truck as we did and drive off to Jasper National Park, get your boots on and walk. Take in the fresh air, the stunning scenery. Sit and look at the Lake (Lake Patricia). I didn't want to leave.
Visit Banff and go with the cable car up Sulphur Mountain.
The gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain (2,285 metres above sea level) takes 8 minutes. At the top is a collection of visitor services such as an observation deck giving marvellous views over the Rockies. There is also the Vista Trail Walkway to Sanson’s Peak. There is a restaurant, we went up with the first gondola of the day and it was great to have breakfast with the early morning sun on the wide views. There is plenty of parking at the lower terminal plus a snack bar and gift shop.
It is open daily from December 26 to mid-November
Phone (403) 762-5438 for schedules and opening times.
Columbia Icefield/Athabasca Glacier
The Icefields Parkway is considered to be one of the most scenic highways in the world. It gives the visitor an ever changing view of waterfalls, lakes, alpine meadows and peaks covered in snow. The Parkway extends 230 kilometres from Lake Louise to Jasper, it winds along the shoulder of the Great Divide and passes the spectacular mountains of the Eastern Main Range of the Canadian Rockies.
The Columbian Icefield is located on the boundary of the Banff and Jasper National Parks. It is one of the largest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Artic Circle and covers almost 325 square kilometres. The continuing accumulation of snow feeds 8 main glaciers which include the Athabasca Glacier. This glacier is opposite the Columbia Icefield Visitors centre, and it is a 6 kilometre long and 1 kilometre wide tongue of ice. We took the tour up the glacier in a specially built “Snocoach”. The weather changed while we were going up the glacier but we were still able to step out of the coach onto the ice on the glacier.
Another beautiful lake in BANFF: LAKE LOUISE. To see more, please go to Banff National Park page.
Take a helicopter flight over Mount Rundle. Departures are from Canmore near Bannf.
reservations tel: 678-6465
Get away and visit Jasper and the Jasper Tramway. Jasper Tramway and Whistlers Mountain is open from march to the end of October.